Scottish Tory leader says he plans to stand in key SNP target seat

Scottish Tory leader says he plans to stand in key SNP target seat

Douglas Ross says he will ‘lead from the front’ after David Duguid not selected in Aberdeenshire North and Moray East

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The Scottish Conservative leader, Douglas Ross, has announced he plans to stand again for Westminster in a key Scottish National party target seat, after the party blocked the anticipated candidate who is recovering from a serious illness.

Reversing repeated commitments to focus on his duties at Holyrood, Ross said he had decided to “to lead from the front” after the former Scotland office minister David Duguid, who had been expected to stand for the new seat of Aberdeenshire North and Moray East, developed “serious health issues”.

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